Took a German navy sailor for a guided walk. Hehe I led him up the garden path. No, not actually. After tea in the tea garden with his two lady friends, we had the luck of finding
A shy Geometric Tortoise, a flaming red Paintbrush Lily in the middle of the path, lots of orange parasite plants (Dodder) looking like telephone wire suffocating the plants ( Apparently, this means the suffering bush is ready for a burn) the reservoir, termite hills, beautiful Helychrisum flowering bush and the windmills. The wind was kind, the sun was hot. Thank goodness for my hat!
Later I heard my 2 and a half-year old boy, crying halfway down the path.
“Why are you crying?”
“I’m so, so sad!”
“Oh why? What happened?”
“I did step on a sharp stone. But I do want to go down there and make mud pies in the Tea Garden.” weep weep.
Pick him up, carry him back up the path and sense someone behind me. Its Nootnoot the kitten, followed by Pollox the dog, followed by three chickens running to keep up. The word Circus leaps to mind…
Meanwhile, work of a different sort was in action….Taskmaster and the Lovely Lutho were hammers a blazing (my poor aching head) and renovations are going well. Note to self: Book into relaxing spa holiday next time renovations happens!
To make temporary space, these toys and one small happy boy looked like this:
Recipe for Homemade melt-in-the-mouth Chocolate:
5 tbsp coconut oil
5tbsp organic cacao powder
5 tbsp ground nuts (I used pecans)
2 tbsp icing sugar/honey
pinch of salt
Method: 1.Melt oil in a pot on a low heat on the stove. 2.Remove from heat. 3.Add rest of the ingredients and mix well. 4.Spoon into silicon ice tray and leave to set in the freezer for a couple of hours. 5. Eat them all fast before anyone sees. …..Oh its Valentines day so 6. Eat with a loved one and share the bliss!
Bye bye for now.